Youth sports is a huge business, with more than 60 million participants annually in the U.S., according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. Regardless of the economy, sports are among the few things with evergreen popularity with kids and teenagers.
i9 Sports® owners fill an important niche in the market by offering parents a more convenient option and a superior customer experience compared to park district and travel leagues. We offer kids a mix of instruction, healthy competition and fun. i9 Sports owners treat their customers with the care and attention they deserve, and that helps us stand out and grab market share.
In addition to joining a brand with 20 years of experience and hundreds of playing venues nationwide, i9 Sports owners benefit from:
|Local Rec Leagues||i9 Sports||Club Teams|
|Who Plays||Tryouts and drafts may be required; left up to coach||No tryouts or drafts; equal playing time; rotate positions||Tryouts and drafts; only the best get to play|
|Level of Competition||Varies||Healthy competition||Hyper-competitive|
|Culture||No cohesive culture||Focus on fun, instruction, and sportsmanship||High-pressure; focus on winning|
|Convenience||Inconvenient, multiple practices, shifting schedule||Highly convenient; once-a-week, same-day practice and play||Inconvenient, multiple practices and games in the same week|
|Safety||Safety protocols vary||National leader in youth sports safety||Score over safety|
|Fees and Fundraising||Low initial fee plus fundraising, uniform, and concession duty||One upfront fee; no fundraisers or concession duty||High initial fee plus fundraising and tournament fees|